Newsletter – Nr. 37 – 30th of October 2020 – Seniors

The struggles of our lives:

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr. 36 – 24th of October 2020 – Seniors

The Importance of Honesty

There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took the farmer to court.

The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure to weight the butter. The farmer replied, “Your Honour, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”

The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?” [read more]

Newsletter – Nr. 35 – 16th of October 2020 – Juniors

This was our first full week back at school and the learners have returned with a positive attitude and are ready to take on term 4. Thank you to all the parents who attended parent meetings last week and this week. As we are in the final stretch of the year, we all want to finish strong. It’s important that the teachers, learners and parents all work together to achieve this. It’s been a tough year, full of challenges, but with hard work and determination we can overcome anything. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr. 35 – 16th of October 2020 – Seniors

In assembly on Monday, I shared some knowledge about the RAS with the learners that I discovered many years ago.  The (RAS) Reticular Activating System is a network of neurons located in the brain stem that project anteriorly to the hypothalamus to mediate behavior, as well as both posteriorly to the thalamus.

The reticular activating system is the part of the brain that maintains the sleep/wake cycle. Any damage to this region can cause hypersomnolence and drowsiness.

It’s the part of the brain that accepts everything without question.  So, the last thing that you tell yourself or that your brain has just heard, it believes to be true.  If you tell yourself for example “I am always late”, guess what……. You will always be late!!!  Conversely, if you tell yourself “I am always early or on time, then you will be early or on time. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr. 34 – 09th of October 2020 – Juniors

A very warm welcome back. We all hope that the learners had a lovely, short holiday and are all ready to take on the 4th term. Although this year hasn’t been exactly as anyone could have ever imagined, let’s make the end a beautiful one, let’s lift each other’s sprits and stay positive!

 Here are 5 daily reminders for yourself: 1. I am amazing. 2. I can do anything. 3. Positivity is a choice. 3. I celebrate my individuality. 5. I am prepared to succeed. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr. 34 – 09th of October 2020 – Seniors

There was an old donkey. One day accidentally he fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer had evaluated the situation and thought to himself, that neither the well nor the old donkey was worth the effort to save them. He decided to haul dirt to bury the old donkey in the well.

So, the farmer called his neighbours and together they started to shovel dirt into the well.  The old donkey was terrified and hysterical in the beginning.  But soon one hopeful idea came to his mind – every time when a shovel of dirt landed on his back, he would shake it off and step up.  He repeated these words to himself again and again: Shake it off and step up[read more]

Newsletter – Nr. 33 – 25th of September 2020 – Seniors

Important dates

Term 4                                   06 October – 2 December (closing date to be confirmed)

                                                Teachers return 05 October – 15 December

7 October                               School closes at 13h00 for all learners due to staff training.
8 October                               18h30 Grade 12 meeting with parents and Grade 12 learners
12 October                             17h00-19h00 – High School Parent Meetings
13 October                             17h00-19h00 – High School Parent Meetings


Newsletter – Nr. 33 – 25th of September 2020 – Juniors

We have come to the end of the third term. We are very proud of the Riverside students for settling in so well into the new routine at school. We want to wish you all a wonderful, well-deserved holiday. Stay safe during the holiday and we look forward to seeing all our students back at school in the fourth term.

We want to take this opportunity to thank Miss Crause for her time at Riverside College and the effort, love and devotion she has put into the learners and the school. We wish her well in all her future endeavors. We also bid Teacher Amber farewell. We hope that she finds her new situation to be stimulating and challenging. [read more]

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